New record for Bluefaced Leicester trade of £37,000

The swallows mark the official end of summer and have left us to take on their long journey to Africa as we start to bring our cattle inside. We've been on with AI-ing the Texel and Beltex ewes. The Suffolk ewes are now out with the Beltex tup to clear up anything that hasn't been caught by the Suffolk. 

Topping Welshpool’s Farmers Guardian sponsored multi-breed ram sale at 1,700gns was a shearling Texel ram from the Davies family, Penparc, Ceredigion. 

Hawes' Bluefaced trade was very fast, with a new ram lamb record of £37,000. 

Swaledale sales are also underway, with ewes peaking at £780 at Hawes and £660 at Kirkby Stephen. 

British Blues saw level trade at Carlisle, topping at 7,200gns for Chalford Manor Knockout, a mainly black two-year-old bull from David Plested. After the recent dip, lamb prices have seen a small recovery at the beginning of the week so hopefully that will continue and beef prices remain fairly stable.

Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, October 6 - The Dalesbred Sheep Breeders Association annual show and sale of ewes will be held at Bentham Auction Mart
  • Saturday, October 7 - Hexham and Northern Marts is holding an on-farm dispersal sale of quality tractors, vehicles and machinery on behalf of Messers G. Byerley and Sons at Welton Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE18 0LJ. 
  • Saturday, October 7 - Newark is hosting the annual Limousin Day show and sale on behalf of the British Limousin Society. 
  • Monday, October 9 - CCM is hosting a special evening sale of Swaledale rams at Skipton Mart
  • Tuesday, October 10 - Leek Auctions is hosting a dispersal sale of the NMR recorded British Friesian herd on behalf of F. Barker and Sons.

Enjoy your week.

Steph Ryder

Head of Commercial Sales & Development


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